Report Gives San Diego Preschools Bronze Medal For Quality

By Megan Burks, KPBS

A new report from public health think tank CityHealth and Rutgers University gives San Diego’s public preschools a bronze medal. The assessment looked at the quality of preschool offerings in the nation’s 40 largest cities and dings San Diego for its class sizes.

“Class size should be no larger than 20 students, and you want to have two teachers to that 20, so 1 in 10,” CityHealth President Dr. Shelly Hearne said. “Unfortunately, class size is too big in San Diego.”

The report does not say how large classes are here, but state regulations cap preschool classes at 24 students per teacher.

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